RECIPE KIT: Cinnamon Raisin Bread

If you’ve thought about baking bread but have never gotten around to it, how about this incentive: Delicious and fragrant multigrain cinnamon-raisin bread, perfect for brunch, with a cheese plate or for snacking. One of our favorite uses for cinnamon-raisin bread: Toasted cream cheese or goat cheese sandwiches. Brie or mozzarella grilled cheese sandwiches.  …
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TIP OF THE DAY: Flavored Iced Coffee Variations

Here are four ways to enjoy creamy iced coffee, from Pampered Chef. Pampered Chef prepares it family-size, in their one-gallon Quick-Stir Pitcher (photo #1). The pitcher, which has a plunger in the lid, mixes everything from infused water and sangria to powdered drinks. We use it to brew iced tea as well, and bring the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Recycle Plastics

[1] Look around your kitchen to see what can be recycled (photo courtesy Plastic News). [2] Yogurt cups (photo courtesy Yellow Images). [3] Water bottles are one of the biggest contributors to landfill (photo courtesy Free Images Live).   [4] Resin codes, established by the ASTM International Resin Identification Coding System.

TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Aquasana Clean Water Machine, A Better Option For Your Drinking Water

[1] The narrow footprint of the Aquasana Clean Water Machine fits on most kitchen counters. This style, which dispenses from the unit, is available in black (photo courtesy Aquasana). [2] This style, which we have, dispenses filtered water into a removable half-gallon pitcher. It is available in black or white (photo courtesy Aquasana). [3] We…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: SodaStream Sparkling Water & Soda Maker For Earth Month & More

[1] A carbon dioxide cartridge in the back of the appliance carbonates creates a bottle of sparkling water. There are colors for every decor. [2] A four-pack of the most popular flavors. First you carbonate the bottle of water (photo above; then you add your flavor. [3] Fizzy cocktails, anyone? Make a sparkling Bellini, G&T,…
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